Paying for California State University-Chico

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$19,744 ($7,864)
Graduate Tuition & Fees
$18,802 ($9,298)
On-campus Living Costs
$16,218
Off-campus Living Costs
$16,012
Undergraduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$396
Graduate Tuition per Credit Hour
$396

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of California State University-Chico are $7,864 for California residents and $19,744 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, the tuition & fees are $9,298 for California residents and $18,802 for out-of-state students.
Compare to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California, both undergraduate and graduate tuition & fees are average.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as California Baptist University and California Lutheran University, tuition & fees of California State University-Chico is average where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $24,159.
The average living cost of the school is $16,218 when a student lives in on-campus housing. When a student lives off-campus, the average living cost is $16,012.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at California State University-Chico are $7,864 for California residents and $19,744 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 1.02% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees are $9,298 for California residents and $18,802 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition & fees have increased by 1.07% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Trends Table

2020 Tuition & fees
YearUndergraduateGraduate
California ResidentsOut-of-StateCalifornia ResidentsOut-of-State
2016$7,022$18,182$8,288$17,216
2017$7,040$18,200$8,306$17,234
2018$7,348$19,228$8,782$18,286
2019$7,608$19,488$9,042$18,546
2020$7,806$19,686$9,240$18,744
2021$7,864$19,744$9,298$18,802

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2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average on-campus living costs is $16,218 including room & board and other living expenses (a student lives in on-campus housing such as dormitory and school-owned apartment). For students living in off-campus housing, the average living cost is $16,012.
The living cost at the school has increased by 7.42% from last year.
The following table and chart show the living costs changes over the last 5 years.

Living Costs Trends

2020 Living Costs
YearOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
2016$12,234$2,476$10,996$2,476
2017$12,536$2,478$11,360$2,478
2018$12,712$2,506$11,862$2,506
2019$12,550$2,548$12,390$2,548
2020$13,422$2,796$13,216$2,796
2021$13,500$2,174$11,314$2,598

Living Costs Trends Chart

2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $1,970 at California State University-Chico. The books & supplies cost has increased by 2.71% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.

Books & Supplies Costs Trends

California State University-Chico 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$1,764
2017$1,792
2018$1,854
2019$1,918
2020$1,970
2021$1,148

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

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2020 Tuition Per Credit Hour

The 2020 undergraduate tuition per credit hour at California State University-Chico is $396 on average over undergraduate programs. The undergraduate tuition per credit hour stays same as last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition per credit hour is $396 on average. The graduate tuition per credit hour stays same as last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition per credit hour and its trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Table

2020 Tuition per Credit Hour
YearUndergraduateGraduate
2016$372 $372
2017$372 $372
2018$396 $396
2019$396 $396
2020$396 $396
2021$396 $396

Tuition Per Credit Hour Trends Chart